Why Do We Sing?

It has been said that “the one who sings prays twice.” The power of music to touch our spirits is undeniable—both in joy and in sorrow. Often, when we cannot find the right words to say, a hummed melody or a familiar hymn can...

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My List of Joyful Things

The author of Ecclesiastes is famously jaded. He’s been there, done that, lived to tell about it, and is awfully hard to impress. Life is brief, he writes—and when it’s over, nobody knows f or sure what happens next. And so, as...

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Sweet Expressions

During the month of May, Providence will celebrate her own birthday on May 16 (Anniversary Sunday) and the Church’s birthday on May 23 (Pentecost Sunday). These special occasions Mark time for us as the people of God – both then and...

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Grace in the Wind

I love it when I’m driving down the road and see a big, shaggy dog with its head out the window, tongue flapping in the wind. It seems so free to me, so unconcerned and pure. Maybe I love it so much because I used to do it as a kid. I would...

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A Reconciling Community

So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation. Everything old has passed away—see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.  2...

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The Next Season

Dear Church Family, In Ecclesiastes 3:1, we read, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” After much thought and prayer, I believe it is now time for a new season in my life. I have enjoyed my...

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Bread of Life

Just imagine a warm, wholesome loaf of bread fresh out of the oven. It engages all the senses, and it nourishes the soul. Are you an experienced bread baker? (Or perhaps you have a bread machine at home collecting dust on the bottom shelf of your...

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Moments for Music

The ways in which we make music have certainly changed this past year. We cannot simply gather in a room to sing our favorite hymn, and even our best efforts to make music together (safely) can be difficult. However, music remains a much-needed...

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Lent and the Pigeon’s Nest

“There is a whole sensible world around me that I should be able to turn to Your praise; but I cannot do it. Yet at some insipid moment when I may possibly be thinking of floor wax or pigeon eggs, the opening of a beautiful prayer may come up...

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Getting to the Other Side

Then I replied to them, “The God of heaven is the one who will give us success, and we His servants are going to start building.” Nehemiah 2:20 Do you remember where you were on March 8, 2020? I do. I was with 427 other members and friends of...

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